"It's weird, no matter how many people he kills, the audience still thinks he's lovable."
— Tarquin on Thog, The Order of the Stick
Strong Bad: [To audience] No, seriously. I'm Strong Bad, and you don't know it yet, but I'm the reason you're here.
Homestar Runner: It's twue.
"Please, look forward... to me, Jeremiah Gottwald!"
— Jeremiah Gottwald, ''Code Geass R2'
"Terrorsaur, Scorponok, we're condemning you to a fiery death cause Waspinator has a bigger fan club."
— Transformers Wiki
Rower: "So you guys new around here or what?"
Naruto: "Oh my god! You are the rower!"
Naruto: "I'm such a huge fan!"
Naruto: "Everything you do is just amazing!"
Rower: "No, I... I just row, man."
"Nothing's as important on TV as your likability index."
— Blaineley, Total Drama Island
"I am hilarious and you will quote everything I say."
— Nappa, Dragon Ball Abridged
"I am da Cheese! I am da best character on da show! I am better than both the Salami and the Bologna combined!"
— Filburt, Rocko's Modern Life trying to invoke the trope in "Wacky Delly"
"Um... I thank you for the fan mail, but I haven't really done anything yet... I do like the attention, though..."
"You're the protagonist. I'm just a cool, handsome foil (who happens to be your twin brother)."
— Henry, No More Heroes
"Being a minor character isn't always a bad thing. Sometimes those are the most cherished characters of all, like Boba Fett from Star Wars."
— Mako Tsunami, Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series
"Hey, it’s everyone’s idol! Don't let the cute fool you! He’s a brave warrior who may be small, but his spear packs a huge wallop."
— Pause screen description of Bandanna Waddle Dee in Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Hazama as Taokaka: Hey, quit pawing at my clothes, you stupid cat! No! Don't lick them, either!
Taokaka as Hazama: Tao would never say that, 'cause she's adorable and friendly and a fan favorite. Don't break character, hipster-person!
— Relius' gag reel, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend
"Put this little bro on a T-Shirt!"
— Young!Wallow Bravest Warriors on Catbug.
Chris: Lois has Jimmy Olsen’s Diguise Trunk. That’s why we like Smallville Lois so much. Smallville Lois… is actually Smallville Jimmy Olsen.
David: That makes an absolutely astonishing amount of sense. She’s really an amalgam of the two characters, and I like that a lot. I think she’s the only character on the show who’s having fun.
Chris: Yeah, everyone else is either mired in indecision (Clark), exceptionally grim (Green Arrow) or Totally Not Appearing In This Season (Chloe). Lois, meanwhile, is straight up putting on disguises and doing some amazingly spurious journalism and seems like she’s having a blast.... Oh man. Seriously, who would not watch the Lois, Kara and Chloe all-girl mystery solving show? Like Josie and the Pussycats but instead of rock music, they’re all reporters, and Perry White sends them to go investigate, I dunno, haunted houses and vigilante sightings. Perry’s Angels. You would watch that. Don’t even lie. You would watch that so hard.
"[Irene] Adler is kind of the Boba Fett of the Sherlock Holmes stories in that fans are obsessed with her even though she only ever showed up once and was never really all that important."
Yahtzee: Why do people like Boba Fett? He's a twat with a bucket on his head.
Gabriel: He didn't say anything and he killed people, which automatically makes him the coolest thing in the world.
David: Man, Bob the Goon. Bob the Goon is really in more of this movie than I remember, although he barely had any lines. However, he did get his own action figure.
Chris: Don’t you wish this movie was about Alex Knox bringing down Jack Palance and Bob the Goon’s criminal empire? That would be so much better.
—>—Chris Sims and David Uzumeri on Batman
"If I had my way, I’d combine all the versions into one super duper deluxe mega version. Obviously, you take the Sim version as the base and add in the kid from Scott. Get Topper from the Captain Picard version. You may not remember Topper, but he’s one of Scrooge’s nephew’s buddies, and in the book, he’s a bit of a ladies man. Most versions just kinda dismiss him, but not the case here. It’s like they told the actor “go watch Billy D. Williams from the late 70′s and be be more seductive and alluring and over the top sextastic than he is.”
"Many times, I've wished I had that big machine from the [Oops! All Berries] ad that separates Crunchberries from normal cornmeal spheres. But not for its original purpose — I don't eat Cap'n Crunch. What I would really like to do is somehow throw NCIS in there and make the entire show about Abby Scuito... Isn't that always the way? Every time I watch a show, I get hooked on one particular character who isn't a main character."
"[This story is] probably final, that would be my guess, but I live in a world where a one-off picture of a cat and a devil resulted in their having lunch months later in a restaurant where frogs serve you from hot air balloons. I can’t graph this shit, son."
— Tycho, Penny Arcade
“It is sometimes the minor, not the major, characters in a novel who hold the author’s affection longest. It may be that one loses affection for the major characters because they suck off so much energy as one pushes them through their lives.”